Many aspects of credit can be confusing and even counterintuitive. Sometimes, it can even feel like you're doing everything right -- paying all your bills on time, not maxing out your cards -- and yet you still have poor credit. That's because there are a number of seemingly benign actions that can seriously hurt your credit score.
Here are five ways you can come up with a personalized strategy to improve your credit score in 2015.
Credit is an important facet of your financial stability, as it influences everything from buying a car or home to whether you get that job offer you've been hoping for. Here are nine things you can do starting today to maintain a good credit score.
Couples planning to blend families often have to make financial arrangements that respect previous relationships with ex-spouses and their families. Issues range from childcare and eldercare to potentially complex matters. That's why involving trained experts in stepfamily financial planning is a must.
Ahhh....the New Year, a great time to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start! What would you like to change this year? For many of us, following the holidays the first change we'd like to make is the number on the scale.
Any presidential candidate should make the baby bond a central plank of their 2016 if they want to seriously address the problem of wealth inequality. Without such a proposal, wealth, and therefore political power will become increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small elite.
Buying a home can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be baked in to what we feel we are "supposed" to do. Are you living someone else's dream or do you really want to own a home?
Credit card offers were previously an annoyance. Now, they are opportunities to receive additional bonus points especially, the highly coveted select mailings.
Though practicing a certain amount of vigilance can protect your money from fraudsters, there's no need to assume that everyone is out to get you. What's more, trying to tackle every financial problem on your own can just make matters worse.
Whether you're ready for it or not, your future will come, and when it does (usually quicker than expected), you will likely
If I could relive my 20s again, there are a few things I would do differently. I would have paid a lot more attention to my credit. Lucky for you, I learned those lessons the hard way so you don't have to. Read this list of 20 things every 20-something should know about credit.
Upper middle class and wealthy people usually don't just lounge on a beach day-after-day. High-powered careers and job changes often accompany financial success. More and more these days, the ability to get that next job can include having a solid credit history.
During college, I saved money over the summers and used my savings for any extra spending money. Now, I operate the good old-fashioned way: cash only, baby.
Next time you're sitting on an airplane, look at the person in the seat next to you. Then imagine that person is paying $300 less for that seat than y...
Bankruptcy protection is designed to provide people and companies with a way to discharge at least some of their debts and start over. And one of the very first steps to reboot your financial life involves rebuilding your credit score.